Snippet data - viewing only, no editing possible


Label

Field name

Field value


Sitting_Date

05/14/2013 12:00:00 AM


Sitting_Forum


Snippet Ref No

SnippetRefNo

D00200

Selected Quill

SnippetType

1

Saved Quill

SnippetType_C4D


Selected Quill

SnippetType_1

1

Speaker Name

IndxSpeakerName

Coghlan, Eamonn

Business Category

IndxMainHeadCat

Order of Business

Sub Category

IndxSubTopic


Topic

IndxQHeadTopic


See Also

SeeAlso


Part1

TitlePart1


Part2

TitlePart2


Part3

TitlePart3


Volume

VolumeNo

223

Book No

BookNo

4

Pdf Ref

PdfPageRef

177

Default Business Index

IndexViewCategoryDefault

Order of Business

3 Part Title Business Index

IndexViewCategoryTitle


Default Topic Index

IndexViewCategoryDefaultSpeaker

Order of Business

3 Part Topic Index

IndexViewCategoryTitleSpeaker


Motion Code

MotionCode


Motion Title

MotionTitle


Stage

MotionStage


Amendment No

MotionAmendmentNo


Bill Code

BillCode


Bill Title

BillTitle


Stage

BillStage


Section

BillSection


Statement Code

StatementCode


Statement Title

StatementTitle


Stage

StatementStage


Hour Indicator

HourIndicator

Not applicable

Procedural Instruction

Procedural_Instruction

No

Debate Adjourned

DebateAdjourned

No

Question Askee

QAskee


Question Asker

QAsker


Question Department

QDept


Question ID

QID


Question Reference

QRef


Question Speaker PID

QSpeakerPID


Question Speaker PID To

QSpeakerPIDTo


Questions Asked

QUESTIONSASKED


Speaker Type

SpeakerType

1

Speaker Name

Senator

Senator Eamonn Coghlan

Deputy


Minister


Witness


Chairman

An Cathaoirleach

ViceChairman

An Leas-Chathaoirleach

ActingChairmanD


ActingChairmanS


Speaker4Display

Speaker4Display

Senator Eamonn Coghlan

Speaker

Speaker


SpeakerPID

SpeakerPID

EamonnCoghlan

SpeakerText

SpeakerText

Eamonn Coghlan

OriginalUnidSnippet

OriginalUnidSnippet

DD8060CE7FCDAAB580257B6B00528CB2

LastModifiedSnippet

LastModifiedSnippet

01/23/2016 12:16:09 AM

TopicIndex1stCategoryValues

TopicIndex1stCategoryValues

Order of Business
Snippet Contents:

I, too, pay my respects to the parents of young Donal Walsh who passed away - his mum, Elma, and his dad, Fionnbar. As somebody who has worked for many years with Our Lady's Hospital for Sick Children in Crumlin in the area of fundraising, I have seen many young children who have passed through the hospital pass away. Young Donal was diagnosed with cancer at 12 years of age and he had the courage and the wisdom to refuse to give up on what was termed "a death sentence" when he was diagnosed. According to Donal, every day he went to the hospital was like a trip to hell. When one thinks of what is happening in the world today, whether strikes, economic crises and the various issues which come up in the Seanad and in the Dáil, the death of this young man puts life and the meaning of life into perspective.
He became an advocate for suicide prevention in a television appearance and in the press articles written about him. He viewed suicide as a permanent solution to a temporary problem. Given that suicide is one of the leading causes of death among young people in Ireland, perhaps Donal's death should not be in vain and that is time for the Government to put extra resources into mental health, in particular for young people.